Guest Artist Series

Guest Artist Series

The all-new Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time. 

Most sessions are included in the cost of admission.

Support the world’s best glass Museum and help us continue to bring world-class programs like The Guest Artist Series to The Amphitheater Hot Shop. One General Membership purchase pays for itself if you plan on seeing two guest artists or more, plus it gives you access to exclusive Member perks and discounts throughout the year. 

Upcoming Events

Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck Guest Artist Demo
February 27 - March 3, 2017

See guest artists Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop February 27 through March 3. Collaborative partners since 2010, Schunke and Gluck are known for their intricate and beautifully formed goblets. Together, they own and operate Vetro...

Local Artists Week
March 6 - 11, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a full-time artist or craftsperson? Join us at The Corning Museum of Glass from March 6 through 11 as we give you an unprecedented look into the lives and techniques of artists living, working, and making in and around Corning and New York. Throughout the...

Local Artists Week Demonstration: Catherine Ayers
March 7, 2017

See local artist Catherine Ayers in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 7 from 10 am to noon, and 1 to 4 pm. Ayers is from Pine City, N.Y., and this demonstration is part of Local Artists Week. Catherine Ayers was first drawn to the magic of glass when she...

Local Artists Week Demonstration: Janet Dalecki
March 8, 2017

See local artist Janet Dalecki in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 8 from 10 am to noon, and 1 to 4 pm. Dalecki is from Wading River, N.Y., and this demonstration is part of Local Artists Week. Janet Dalecki found her passion for glassmaking in 1999 while...

Local Artists Week Demonstration: Hudson Beach Glass
March 9, 2017

See local artists Michael Benzer and John Gilvey of Hudson Beach Glass in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 9 from 10 am to noon, and 1 to 4 pm. Hudson Beach Glass is located in Beacon, N.Y., and this demonstration is part of Local Artists Week. Hudson Beach...

Local Artists Week Demonstration: Margaret Neher
March 9, 2017

See local artist Margaret Neher in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 9 from 10 am to noon, and 1 to 4 pm. Neher is from Ithaca, N.Y., and this demonstration is part of Local Artists Week. Margaret Neher began working with stained and etched glass in 1984, and...

Behind the Glass: Local Artists Week
March 9, 2017 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Pursuing one’s dream to be a working artist can be a challenge. It takes determination, imagination, and pure grit. Many people have built their lives around their craft, but have you ever wondered what it takes to become a full-time, self-sufficient glass artist? From identifying a saleable...

Local Artists Week Demonstration: Vitrix Hot Glass Studio
March 10, 2017

See local artist Thomas P. Kelly of Vitrix Hot Glass Studio in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 10 from 10 am to noon, and 1 to 4 pm. Vitrix Hot Glass Studio is located on Market Street in Corning, N.Y., and this demonstration is part of Local Artists Week....

Local Artists Week Demonstration: Milon Townsend
March 10, 2017

See local artist Milon Townsend in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 10 from 10 am to noon, and 1 to 4 pm. Townsend is from Hilton, N.Y., and this demonstration is part of Local Artists Week. Milon Townsend is a self-taught artist, author, and teacher. He uses...

Jaime Guerrero Guest Artist Demo
March 14 - 18, 2017

See guest artist Jaime Guerrero in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 14, 16, 17, and 18 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm. Jaime Guerrero considers himself a craftsman before an artist. Guerrero aims to examine the intersection of rediscovering and shaping...

Jen Violette Guest Artist Demo
March 16, 2017

See guest artist Jen Violette in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on March 16 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm. Jen Violette, inspired by her grandparents who were studio artists themselves,  began creating in early childhood. Now Violette lives on a small farm...

Hot Glass Team Guest Artist Demo
June 8, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Watch live as a member of the Hot Glass Demo team demonstrates their individual talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 8 from 6 to 8 pm. The Hot Glass Demo team of The Corning Museum of Glass consists of some of glassmaking’s most talented individuals, many of whom have worked...

Laura Donefer Guest Artist Demo
June 22, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See guest artist Laura Donefer in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 22 from 6 to 8 pm. Laura Donefer has been working with glass as her primary medium for more than 30 years. Her work is highly recognizable thanks to her “Doneferian twists” which include crazy...

Nadège Desgenétez Guest Artist Demo
June 29, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See guest artist Nadège Desgenétez in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 29 from 6 to 8 pm. Nadège Desgenétez was born in France and currently lives and teaches in Australia at the Glass Workshop of the Australian National University in Canberra. Desgenétez...

Pavlina Čambalová Guest Artist Demo
July 6, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See guest artist Pavlina Čambalová in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on July 6 from 6 to 8 pm. Pavlína Čambalová studied gem cutting and engraving at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Turnov, Czech Republic. In her engraved objects, Čambalová has uses...

David Schnuckel Guest Artist Demo
July 13, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See guest artist David Schuckel in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on July 13 from 6 to 8 pm. David Schnuckel is an artist, writer, and educator who currently lives and works in Rochester, New York. Schnuckel is drawn to issues regarding the human response to personal...

Martin Janecky Guest Artist Demo
July 27, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See guest artist Martin Janecky in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on July 27 from 6 to 8 pm. Martin Janecky has been working with glass since he was 13 years old. Since then, he was worked with leading designers and artists around the world and has become one of the...

Davide Salvadore Guest Artist Demo
August 10, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See guest artist Davide Salvadore in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop August 10 from 6 to 8 pm. Salvadore comes from a family of Venetian glassworkers. He is a maestro who both works in, and teaches the art of, glassmaking all around the world. Salvadore combines...

Rob Stern Guest Artist Demo
August 17, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See guest artist Rob Stern in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 17 from 6 to 8 pm. Rob Stern has been creative since childhood when he participated in an elite performance group. Combined with an adventurous spirit which he inherited from his grandparents,...

Hot Glass Team Guest Artist Demo
August 24, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Watch live as a member of the Hot Glass Demo team demonstrates their individual talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 24 from 6 to 8 pm. The Hot Glass Demo team of The Corning Museum of Glass consists of some of glassmaking’s most talented individuals, many of whom have...

Hot Glass Team Guest Artist Demo
August 31, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Watch live as a member of the Hot Glass Demo team demonstrates their individual talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 31 from 6 to 8 pm. The Hot Glass Demo team of The Corning Museum of Glass consists of some of glassmaking’s most talented individuals, many of whom have...

Salt Guest Artist Demo
September 3 - 4, 2017

See guest artist Salt in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on September 3 and 4 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm. Salt is a flameworking artist who began his career in 2001 in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Since then, he’s pioneered, developed, and refined a sculptural...

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen Guest Artist Demo
September 11 - 12, 2017

See guest artists Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on September 11 and 12 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm. A testimony to her love of nature, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen’s work is the result of countless hours of...

2017

Davide Salvadore Guest Artist Demo
February 13 - 15, 2017
See guest artist Davide Salvadore in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop February 13 through 15 from 10 am to noon, and 1 to 4...
Claire Kelly Guest Artist Demo
February 5, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm
See guest artist Claire Kelly in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on February 5 from 3 to 5 pm. A frequent instructor at...
Giles Bettison Guest Artist Demo
January 29, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm
See guest artist Giles Bettison in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on January 29 from 3 to 5 pm. Bettison is well known...
Robert Dauel Guest Artist Demonstration
January 22, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm
See guest artist Robert Dauel in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on January 22 from 3 to 5 pm. Working with glass since...
Jordana Korsen Guest Artist Demo
January 8, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm
See guest artist Jordana Korsen in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on January 8 from 3 to 5 pm. Working with glass for...

2016

Pauline Deltour Guest Artist Demo
December 13 - 15, 2016
See guest designer Pauline Deltour work with CMoG's Hot Glass Demo Team in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on December 13–...
Fredrik Nielsen
November 17, 2016
See guest artist Fredrik Nielsen in a live, narrated demonstration during 2300° in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on November 17 from 6–7:30 pm. Fredrik...
Thaddeus Wolfe Guest Artist Demo
November 7 - 9, 2016 10:00am to 4:00pm
See guest artist Thaddeus Wolfe in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on November 7–9. Demonstrations are 10 am–12 pm; 1–4 ...
Guest Artist Demonstration: Ross Richmond & Randy Walker
September 25 - 26, 2016
See guest artists Ross Richmond and Randy Walker in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on September 25 and 26. Ross...
Artist Harry Allen
September 16 - 18, 2016
See guest artist Harry Allen in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.  Harry Allen, based in New York City, is a multi-...
Guest Artist Demonstration: Catherine Labonte
September 3, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join us for a Guest Artist Demonstration featuring Catherine Labonte. Labonte creates whimsical, colorful animal sculptures that bring fun to a whole...
Davide Salvadore
September 1, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist Davide Salvadore in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on September 1 from 6–7:30 pm. Davide Salvadore...
August 26, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist Denise Stillwaggon Leone in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 26 from 6–7:30 pm. Denise...
Mel Douglas
August 25, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist Mel Douglas in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 25 from 6–7:30 pm. Highly regarded for her...
Emilio Santini
August 19, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist Emilio Santini in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 19 from 6–7:30 pm. Emilio Santini is one of...
Nancy Callan
August 18, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist, Nancy Callan in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 18 from 6–7:30 pm. Prominent glass sculptor...
Jeff Mack
August 11, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist and hot glass demo team member, Jeff Mack in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 11 from 6–7:30 pm...
Pablo Soto
August 4, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist, Pablo Soto in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 4 from 6–7:30 pm. After falling in love with...
Eric Meek
July 28, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist and hot glass demo team member, Eric Meek in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on July 28 from 6–7:30 pm...
Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck
July 21, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artists Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on July 21 from 6–7:30 pm....
Kristina Logan
July 14, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist, Kristina Logan in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on July 14 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Internationally known...
Geoge Kennard
July 7, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist and hot glass demo team member, George Kennard in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on July 7 from 6 to 7:...
G Brian Juk
June 30, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist and hot glass demo team member, G Brian Juk in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 30 from 6 to 7:30...
Jeff Ballard
June 23, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist, Jeff Ballard in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 23 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Artist, teacher, and...
Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen Guest Artist Demo
June 17, 2016 9:00am to 12:00pm
See guest artist, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 17 from 9 am–12 pm. As a lover of...
June 16, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist, Nick Mount in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 16 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Known for his production,...
Lino Guest Artist
June 5 - 8, 2016 8:00am to 3:00pm
Join us for this extraordinary and rare opportunity to see Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in our state-of-the-art Amphitheater...
Chris Rochelle
June 2, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm
See guest artist and Hot Glass Demo team member, Chris Rochelle in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 2 from 6–7:30...
Martin Janecky
April 4 - 8, 2016 10:00am to 4:00pm
See guest artist, Martin Janecky in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop April 4–8, 2016. Demonstrations will be from 10 am–12...
Toots Zynsky
March 17, 2016 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Appearance During 2300°: March 17, 2016 from 6–8 pm. See Specialty Glass Artist-In-Residence, Toots Zynsky in a live, narrated  2300° demonstration...
James Mongrain
February 15 - 19, 2016 10:00am to 4:00pm
See guest artist, James Mongrain in live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop February 15–19, 2016. Demonstrations will be from 10 ...
Mark Matthews
February 8 - 14, 2016
Amphitheater Hot Shop Demo: February 14, 2016 from 3–5 pm. See guest artist Mark Matthews in a live, narrated demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on...
Grant Garmezy
January 25 - 31, 2016
Come see Grant Garmezy as a Guest Artist at the Museum at these events from Jan 25–31. Please refer to individual events for specific dates and times...
Jeremy Popelka casting birch bark tile with leaf carbon imprints from organic material
January 17, 2016
Stephanie Trenchard and Jeremy Popelka create their signature cast and blown-glass sculptural work during this special, extended demonstration in the...
Untitled by Micah Evans (Photo by Mercedes Jelinek)
January 11 - 12, 2016 10:00am to 4:00pm
See the flameworked artistry of Micah Evans unfold, as he pursues his Topo Series in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on January 11-12, from 10 am–12pm and...

2015

November 18 - 20, 2015
Glass artist Jaime Guerrero will join the Hot Glass Demo team in the Amphitheater Hot Shop for three days around his November 2300° performance....
Welcoming Virgil Ortiz to Corning
October 19 - 24, 2015 9:00am to 4:00pm
The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass are thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic...
October 2 - 3, 2015
Stop in to the Amphitheater Hot Shop to see special Hot Glass Demonstrations featuring Fred Wilkerson, maker of the Wineglass Marathon medals! Fred...